Problem-solving the Creative Economy

Fall of 2017: Brazil, Newcastle, Boston, Duluth; Publications

August 13 2017

Upcoming Gigs (and see April update)

Markusen will be leading two workshops in op ed writing for participants at the annual a2ru (Alliance for Arts in Research Universities) meetings in Boston, November 2 and 3, 2017.

Markusen has joined the new Ambient Intelligence: Duluth Arts Writing Cohort. She will serve as a panelist for their upcoming December 5th meeting, “How to Write Contemporary Art Formats.”


Two of Markusen’s arts policy studies, “How Cities Can Nurture Cultural Entrepreneurs,” originally written, presented at a conference for U. S. Mayors, and published by the Kauffman Foundation, 2013, and “Seattle, Minnesota’s Twin Cities, San Jose: City Creative Industry Strategies – the State of the Art,” originally written for the Otis Report on the Creative Economy and presented at its unveiling in Los Angeles, 2012, have been reproduced in Chinese, with permission, for the volume edited by Klaus Kunzmann, Culture, Creative Industries and Urban Regeneration, 2016.  Beijing: WQBook,

Markusen’s review of Ojibwe artist Jonathan Thunder’s work and art opening at the Duluth Art Institute was published by the Cloquet Pine Journal, part of an ongoing series, and in the Floodwood Forum, July 2017 Thunder Pine Journal_A contemporary palette of Ojibwe dreams.pdf?dl=0)

Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa Nicodemus’ Creative Placemaking, the framing study commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts as a policy-initiating introduction to its Our Town arts funding program, will be reproduced in Ellen Rosewall and Rachel Shane, eds., Arts and Cultural Management: Critical and Primary Sources. London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, November 2017.

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